Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tarpaulin Sky: Open for Submissions of Full-Length Manuscripts: October 2009
a note from Tarpaulin Sky:
Dear Friends and Readers,
During the month of October, Tarpaulin Sky Press will be reading full-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and cross-genre work. Manuscripts should be postmarked between October 1 and October 31, 2009. There is no need to query first; simply mail the manuscript according to the directions below.
Send one copy of your manuscript along with two copies of the title page
(note: the reading process is not "blind"--we ask for two title pages only
so that we may keep one with the manuscript, and the other for
reference/notes, etc). Be sure that your title pages include your name,
address, telephone number, and email address.
Cover letters are read with interest. We like to know who your are, what
you're up to, and where we can read more of your work.
We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you let us know
immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Individual pieces from
the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies,
and short-run chapbooks, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send us your only copy.
Writers who have not been published in our literary journal should include a
$20 reading fee in the form of a check or a money order made payable to
Tarpaulin Sky Press. Past contributors to Tarpaulin Sky may submit their
manuscript with a $10 reading fee. Current subscribers to Tarpaulin Sky
Press do not need to include a reading fee (you've already done plenty to
support the press--thank you). Everyone submitting a manuscript is welcome
also to choose from any TSky Press trade paperback (sorry, no
chapbooks)--just let us know which title you would like, and enclose with
your submission packet a 9x12, self-addressed, stamped envelope with $2.64
in postage. We will ship the books separately from your notification SASE.
Mail your submission to
Tarpaulin Sky Press
PO Box 189
Grafton, VT 05146
For notification of decisions, include a business-size SASE. If you would
like to receive acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, please
include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. Notification of decisions will
be made in February 2010. Publication of accepted manuscripts will be in
2010 & 2011.
If you are not familiar with our press and the type of books that we
publish, we encourage you to explore our work before submitting, by
purchasing one of our titles.